Ex-Preston midfielder Stephen Robinson is reportedly set for a return to English football – as Morecambe manager.
The Shrimps have won promotion to League One having beaten Newport County in last Sunday’s play-off final at Wembley.
Sadly though, manager Derek Adams has decided to leave despite that promotion, and has dropped back into League Two with Bradford City.
Morecambe have been rocked by that decision, and The Scottish Sun report that Robinson is poised to replace Adams.
Preston fans may remember Robinson from his time at North End, having arrived at Deepdale from Bournemouth in 200.
David Moyes paid £375,000 to sign Robinson, but the Northern Irishman struggled to live up to his billing with Preston.
Robinson also didn’t really impress in his first managerial job at Oldham Athletic, but won 71 of his 169 games during a superb spell at Motherwell.
The 46-year-old left Motherwell in December, to be replaced by another former Preston man in Graham Alexander.
Robinson is all set for a move to Morecambe, and will be just about 30 miles away from Preston – and it would hardly be a shock if North End sent a young player to Morecambe on loan to help them in League One.